People Representing 45 NGOs Protest in Malaysia Against Visit by Modi

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Demonstrators hold up placards protesting the visit of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Putrajaya on Thursday.– Photo Courtesy: Malay Mail

Many held up placards that read “Modi go home” and condemned the incidents of lynching Muslims by Hindu-rights mobs.

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PUTRAJAYA — A group of 50 people claiming to represent 45 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) demonstrated against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Perdana Putra on Thursday, accusing him of forcing Hinduism on his home nation, say press reports.

Many held up placards that read “Modi go home” and condemned the incidents of lynching Muslims by Hindu-rights mobs.

A spokesperson for the NGOs Bazeer Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim expressed hope that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed would take considerable note of their memo.

“In India, the lowest caste (Dalits) and those from the minority groups such as the Muslims, Christians and Buddhists have been subjected to endless persecution by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which is aligned to Modi’s political party.

“I hope Mahathir would speak up against such tyranny, killings and oppression having been given the second chance to rule the country,” he told reporters prior to handing the memo to representatives at the PMO.

“Many Malaysians don’t know what’s going on there. We Indians know. Muslims there (in India) are forced, threatened and paid to change religion. These things should not have happened, especially among the lower caste who are being sidelined on many levels, including economically.

“They (Muslims) are considered as pariahs in India where they are oppressed,” Bazeer claimed.

Historically, India has practised a caste system although discrimination based on this is considered illegal in the country.

The group also submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office asking Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to relay their message to Modi and to inform the latter that his purported agenda would never be adopted here.

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